The nominees have been selected for the principal categories of this year’s Emmy Awards in August

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Its a day as traditional as Christmas. We all know its coming and we all know we will be getting something. Whether naughty or nice we will wake up to oohs and aahs, so hold tight and view the gifts we have. Whether it be great laughter, happiness, or pure scandal. Below is your listing for this year’s Emmy Award nominees.

Drama, actor: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad; Kevin Spacey, House of Cards; John Hamm, Mad Men; Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom; Woody Harrelson, True Detective; Matthew McConaughey, True Detective


Drama, actress: Michelle Dockery, Downtown Abbey; Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife; Claire Danes, Homeland; Robin Wright, House of Cards; Lizzie Caplan, Masters of Sex; Kerry Washington, Scandal

Lead actor in a miniseries or movie: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing On The Edge; Martin Freeman, Fargo; Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo; Idris Elba, Luther; Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart; Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow

Lead actress in a miniseries or movie: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven; Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Coven; Helena Bonham Carter, Burton And Taylor; Minnie Driver, Return To Zero; Kristen Wiig, The Spoils Of Babylon; Cicely Tyson, The Trip To Bountiful

Comedy, actor: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory; Ricky Gervais, Derek; Matt LeBlanc, Episodes; Don Cheadle, House of Lies; Louis CK, Louie; William H. Macy, Shameless;

Comedy, actress: Lena Dunham, Girls; Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly; Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie; Taylor Schilling, Orange Is The New Black; Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation; Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Best reality show: The Amazing Race; Dancing With The Stars; Project Runway; So You Think You Can Dance; Top Chef; The Voice

Best variety series: The Colbert Report; The Tonight Show; The Daily Show With Jon Stewart; Saturday Night Live; Real Time With Bill Maher

Outstanding miniseries: American Horror Story: Coven; Bonnie & Clyde; Fargo; Luther; Treme; The White Queen

Television movie: Killing Kennedy; Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight; The Normal Heart; Sherlock: His Last Vow (Masterpiece); The Trip To Bountiful

Comedy series: The Big Bang Theory; Louie; Modern Family; Orange Is The New Black; Silicon Valley; Veep

Drama series: Breaking Bad; Downton Abbey; Game of Thrones; House of Cards; Mad Men; True Detective

Supporting actor in a drama series: Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad; Jim Carter, Downton Abbey; Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones; Josh Charles, The Good Wife; Mandy Patinkin, Homeland; Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Supporting actress in a drama series: Anna Gunn, Breaking BAd; MAggie Smith, Downton Abbey; Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey; Lena Headey, Game of Thrones; Christine Baranski, The Good Wife; Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Outstanding guest actor in a drama series: Paul Giamatti, Downton Abbey; Dylan Baker, The Good Wife; Reg E Cathey, House of Cards; Robert Morse, Mad Men; Beau Bridges, Masters of Sex; Joe Morton, Scandal

Guest actress in a drama series: Margo Martindale, The Americans; Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones; Kate Mara, House of Cards; Allison Janney, Masters of Sex; Jane Fonda, The Newsroom; Kate Burton, Scandal

Writing for a drama series: Moira Walley-Beckett, Breaking BAd; Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad; David Benioff, Game of Thrones; Beau Willimon, House of Cards, Nic Pizzolatto, True Detective

-Sara D.(@evolaras4real)